About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for the zoo’s conservation, education and animal welfare programs. We work with individual donors, corporations and community organizations that share our dedication to creating a better future for wildlife.

Thanks to a generous, engaged community, the Oregon Zoo Foundation supports programs that inspire hope and action for animals everywhere. Whether it is restoring California condors to the Pacific Northwest or protecting Asian elephants in Malaysian Borneo, the impact of members, donors and volunteers is awe-inspiring.

Since its inception in 1997, the foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has funded more than $84 million for animal welfare, conservation, capital infrastructure and other important initiatives at the zoo. There are many ways to give, which you can explore here. Thank you for making an investment in the future of our natural world.

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Independent organizations, Guidestar and Charity Navigator, have awarded the Oregon Zoo Foundation with high ratings because we follow industry best practices in fundraising and we are good stewards of donor support.


4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Office: 503-505-5494

Oregon Zoo Foundation EIN: 93-0718337